About the Program
Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur in China and about innovation in business through an intensive three or four-week program in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, the startup capital of China, which is also home of the multinational conglomerate, Alibaba Group. This program is offered by Zhejiang University, one of China’s earliest modern academies of higher learning. It provides business education and experiential learning through enhanced classroom lectures accompanied by field trips to local companies and immersive cultural experiences, such as calligraphy and Tai-Chi.
Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.
Further details about the Entrepreneurship in China International Summer School
Additional Requirements or Restrictions
Priority will be given to students with non-Chinese citizenship.
You will receive 3 Zhejiang credits for this program.
Please note that Zhejiang credits = 0.75 UBC credits.
Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university
Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.
Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.
Tuition and Fees
There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program. Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition.
If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.
In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.
Canadian Learning Initiative in China
This program is eligible for additional funding through the Canadian Learning Initiative in China (CLIC). For details, please visit the CLIC website or contact email@example.com. Students intending to apply for CLIC funding for this program must:
- apply for the "Summer Exchange" option
- submit their Go Global Summer Abroad application by the December deadline to be considered
If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodations, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of the program:
Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad
The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.
If you are not matched to a partner university
You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:
You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option
If you withdraw from Go Global
To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.
Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).
March 30: For summer programs
June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange
September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange
If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at firstname.lastname@example.org.